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Welcome and thank you for visiting the OET Experimental Licensing Branch Electronic Filing Home Page. The pages to the left are designed to provide the public a means to electronically file and report on the various Experimental Licensing Applications.

Notes of Interest:

STA FILERS: Please review these guidelines before completing an Application for Special Temporary Authority.

Effective January 1, 2004, all applications for Experimental Radio Stations must be filed electronically. This applies to FCC Forms, 405, 442, 702, 703 and Application for Special Temporary Authority (STA). Paper versions of these forms will not be accepted unless accompanied by an appropriate request for waiver of the electronic filing requirement.

Forget to pay for your application or need a copy of the FCC Form 159? Select the Return to 159 link on the menu. Please note that this feature is available only if your application is not in a final status.

Credit card payment over the Web is available. This can be used for any type of submission, and is the preferred method of payment for short-turnaround STAs.

NOTE:   Applications filed on this site are for testing and practice purposes only. Applications intended for processing should be submitted at the Experimental Licensing System production site the Experimental Licensing System

Test filers should use 0005072848 as their FCC Registration Number (FRN).


Applications that are classified (CONFIDENTIAL OR SECRET) for National Security purposes must be filed as follows:

• File all unclassified data electronically as you would for any unclassified application. Submit an electronic attachment stating that the classified portion of the application has been submitted to the FCC’s Security Operations Staff in accordance with the instruction below. You must submit at least one location, one frequency and one emission electronically to get the application on file. If any of this information is classified, enter something not classified in these fields and state in an exhibit that the data entered is only meant as a placeholder.

• Submit the remaining portion of the application to: Federal Communications Commission, Security Operations Staff, OSMD, Room 1B458, 445 12th St, SW, Washington, DC 20554.


Last Reviewed/Updated on 04/13/2007

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